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A Scholarly Reflection by Sister Lina Rong

In our day, Chinese priests, sisters, and lay people are actively reflecting on their faith and how to meet the challenges of our times. In addition, they enrich our own Christian theology by drawing on their heritage and experience as members of Chinese society.

Sr. Lina Rong, who recently published “Exploring a Theology of Relationships from a Biblical Perspective in the Context of China,” is no stranger to this effort. She is a Missionary Sister of Holy Hope (圣望会) and a professor at Hebei Catholic Major Seminary in Shijiazhuang (石家庄河北省神哲学院). After studying at Shaanxi Major Seminary and the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila, she earned a doctorate in Scripture at the Catholic University of America.


Sr. Lina’s article was included in Yearbook of Chinese Theology 2021, just published by Brill. It is a thoughtful reflection on the importance of relationship in Scripture and in Chinese culture. In drawing on this important theme and its place in both faith and culture, Sr. Lina points an important way forward for Christians in China.


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Rong, Lina. “Exploring a Theology of Relationships from a Biblical Perspective in the Context of China.” In Brill Yearbook of Chinese Theology (2021) Vol. 7, edited by Paulos Z. Huang & Bin You, 69-84. Leiden: Brill, 2022.